3 Tips for Handling Uncertainty in the World Today
When an external event happens that causes a shift in your world, you also have an internal response. With external change, we internally may experience a whirlwind of emotions. Regardless of the circumstance, your first reaction may included feelings such as vulnerability, uncertainty, anxiety or fear. There are also changes that we look forward to such as a new relationship, a promotion, or a new baby in the family, that bring about more positive emotions such as expectancy, excitement and anticipation.
Whether the circumstance is voluntary or involuntary, positive or negative, we will have an internal response to our external event.
Next time you experience change, remember to acknowledge your internal responses and accept you are not alone.
3 Important Tips for Handling Change
Change is as natural as breathing. We are always changing or have some sort of change occurring in our lives.
Try these tips to make this uncertain time of your life easier to handle:
Be patient - The external world of our lives can change in a moment’s notice, but our internal world requires more time to reorient to the change. We cannot rush the inner process that must adjust to the external changes of our life.
Don’t rush to act just to be doing something - Since we are not used to just sitting and waiting, there can be the temptation to jump into action and ‘fix’ things when everything feels as though it is in an upheaval. The process of transition is often a time of inertia, a time for us to slow down, reflect and adjust so we can be ready for the next chapter of our lives.
Take care of yourself - During a time of change, you may feel uncertain or anxious. Take care of yourself during this time. Do things you enjoy doing that make you feel good. Read an inspirational book or take up a hobby.